Trading For Rondo + Signing Batum and Lee
I was playing around with some ideas and one thing lead to another, what do you guys think?
Toronto Trades: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, 2012 First Round Pick, 2012 Second Round Pick
Boston Trades: Rajon Rondo
Assuming we let Bayless and Alabi walk in the off-season and wait before resigning guys like Gray and Magloire we would have $19,880,954 in cap space.
We could then offer Nicolas Batum $10,000,000 and Courtney Lee $7,000,000. It might be more depending on what Portland and Houston would be willing to match. And then we can resign guys like Gray and Magloire for vets minimum. We could then try and move either Amir Johnson or Ed Davis for a backup PG or sign one with the MLE like Aaron Brooks.
PG: Rajon Rondo, Aaron Brooks
SG: Courtney Lee, Alan Anderson
SF: Nicolas Batum, Linas Kleiza, James Johnson, Gary Forbes
PF: Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Aaron Gray, Jamaal Magloire
Defensively this team would be great under Casey while also being able to score. Although this is unlikely, it would be a fun team to watch. I think it would definitely put us around the 5-8 seed in the East.